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Baltimore Architecture Foundation Will Revive the Legendary Marble Bar for Fundraiser

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The Congress Hotel. Image by Frederic C. Chalfant, via Wikimedia Commons.

“Iggy loved it,” LesLee Anderson recalled in a 2012 interview with City Paper. “I remember I was mopping the floor and he was standing against the bar saying, ‘This is a great rock ‘n’ roll bar—this is going to be a rocking night.'”

Pro Skaters Helping to Raise Money for Rash Field Skatepark at Fundraiser this Saturday

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Image via Facebook

Local skateboarding prodigy-turned-professional Joey Jett spent the last year traveling the world and filming with two skateboarding icons. This Saturday, Jett will unveil their finished work at a fundraiser for a new skatepark at Rash Field.

Event Pick: Listen to Your Favorite Video Game Tunes at Itty Bitty Bit Gen 2

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Fresh off the video game convention MAG Fest at National Harbor, Bit Gen Gamer Fest is coming to Ottobar in itty bitty form for a night of video game music that promises to warm you up “like an overheating PS2.”

Event Pick: A Discussion on the ‘Downward Spiral’ of Baltimore’s Water Billing System

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What happens when water and sewer rates are too high for at least a third of households to afford their monthly bills? Presently, Baltimore’s solution is to keep hiking the rates. This isn’t going to work out, says one economist.

Event Pick: Warm Up Tonight at Save Your Soul

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It is 18 degrees as I write this, and it’s supposed to drop to as low as 12 degrees by 11 p.m., according to the Weather.com app on my phone. That’s really, really freaking cold.

The 2018 Maryland Polar Bear Plunge

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CELEBRATING 22 YEARS OF THE “COOLEST” MARYLAND TRADITION, JANUARY 25TH-27TH, 2018


Are you BRAVE enough to take a dip into the 30 degree bay?

Every January over 10,000 courageous plungers head to Sandy Point State Park seeking thrills and chills all to benefit the 7,549 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland.

State of Baltimore Business – A Legislative Reception

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The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce present the “State of Baltimore Business – A Legislative Reception.” Meet and greet your Baltimore City Council and Maryland State Delegation. Hear from Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary, Mike Gill on the State of Maryland Business. Network with Baltimore Business Professionals.

Register here!

Mixolo Mobile App to Launch Spring 2018

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Solos to find their tribe with the Mixolo mobile app, available soon
for both IOS and Android devices

Mixolo, the in-real-life social network, today announced that its much-anticipated mobile app will launch in Spring of 2018.

Mixolo (Mix + Solo) is a community of solo adults who, regardless of their relationship status, want to venture out on their own, have fun and enjoy life.

Holiday Classics: ‘The Nutcracker’ Sweetens The Stage at The Lyric, December 23

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Dancers from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM). Image via BTM.

What would the holidays be without posters for some adaptation of Tchaikovsky and Petipa’s The Nutcracker hanging in shop windows?

‘A John Waters Christmas’ Returns to Baltimore Soundstage on December 19

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John Waters. Image via Baltimore Sound Stage.

“You better watch out. You better cry,” taunts the hot pink poster for an upcoming holiday event at Baltimore Soundstage. “John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.” 

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